Book Title: FAST Grading: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices (Common Mistakes Educators Make with Grading Policies)
Publisher: Solution Tree
Author: Douglas Reeves
Embrace effective grading procedures that have the power to reduce failure rates, improve student discipline, encourage learning, and enhance morale. In this three-part guide, the author presents practical strategies teachers and administrators can use to ensure their grading practices center on four essential criteria: fairness, accuracy, specificity, and timeliness. Apply case studies, real-world feedback models, and interactive reflection questions gain support for grading reform, navigate implementation challenges, and more.
- Discover effective guides to resolving student behavior problems, tardiness, and academic dishonesty.
- Learn about the five mistakes educators often make that cause grading reform to fail.
- Understand how to gain the support of stakeholders for grading reform, even when opinions differ.
- Study how bad grading practices waste teachers time and how improved practices can save time.
- Consider the experiences of schools that have tackled grading challenges.
- Reflect on grading practices and plan improvements using exercises in every chapter.
Introduction FAST Grading: Fair, Accurate, Specific, and Timely
Part I Building Relationships with Teachers, Parents, and Communities
1 Preparing for FAST Grading
2 Finding Common Ground in the Grading Debate
3 Gaining Teachers Perspectives on Grading
Part II Implementing FAST Grading and Improving Best Practices
4 Establishing FAST Grading
5 Implementing Time-Saving Strategies for Busy Teachers
6 Grading Student Behavior
Part III Considering FAST Feedback Throughout Schools, Systems, and Communities
7 Learning from Physical Education and the Arts
8 Considering the Contexts of Teaching and Leading